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is leading israel into more dangerous confrontations with its regional enemies. tensions are high on many fronts. in november, israel responded to rocket fire with a series of air strikes. more than 100 civilians died, most of them palestinian. a cease-fire ended the fighting, but the two sides are still without a viable peace agreement. israel controls the borders. for now, they are allowing goods back in, but the humanitarian situation is dire. hamas is holding fast to its anti-israel's stance. fatah, the internationally recognized representative asking the u.n. to upgrade their international standing. an overwhelming number of nations voted to recognize them as a non-member observer state. they celebrated the news. israel condemned the move. the day after the vote, the government announced the massive settlement plans would move forward. the development would effectively cut the territory in two. united states of the project was "not helpful." tensions over the iranian nuclear program to be most in the spotlight. netanyahu has threatened to launch a preventive strike on iranian nuclear
jets bombed the research center near damascus and five more injured. israel has not commented on the allegations, but the israeli government had warned syria this week that it would not accept any syrian weapons falling into the hands of hezbollah. israelis are concerned about the possibility of a chemical weapons attack. people have been stockpiling gas masks for months. >> i would rather actually use it as a warning sign, by which israel is warning both hezbollah and assad that israel is well aware of what is going on. >> israelis fear for their safety. the air strikes marked an escalation in the conflict. now syria says it reserves the right to retaliate. >> in a separate development, the united nations has accused israel of violating the rights of palestinians by continuing to build settlements on occupied land. the united nations human rights council meeting in geneva called israel's settlement building creeping annexation and called on the country to stop the practice and remove all jewish settlers from the west bank. israel is boycotting the meeting as it accuses the co
union as they celebrate 50 years of friendship. >> israel going to the polls expecting to see benjamin netanyahu reelected. what's interesting a contentious talks on financial transactions. -- instituting a tax on financial transactions. >> we start with a celebration of a key strategic alliance between europe's two great economies, france and germany. they have been friends for 50 years. >> after centuries of conflict, they culminated in two world wars. speaking at a news conference in berlin, german chancellor angela merkel and french president francois hollande talking about that. >> they promised to unveil proposals in the coming months and it is a big step forward dr. became to power pledging to reverse the plans that merkel had championed. >> it is the first time these bundestag has had a full parliament from another country here. the french president, hollande, recalled the original spirit leading to the historic relationship. >> young people are not only our future but also the reason for the policies that we are pursuing. >> young people in both of our countries have the uncom
president had committed itself to a two-state solution for israel and palestinians, which i suppose is good news. she did broach a subject of commons that has emerged that he has made in recent times but israel and the jewish state, very controversial comments. he called on the egyptian people to "nurse our children and grandchildren on hatred for jews and scientists." -- hatred for jews and zionists." it was not very clear. the one thing that was clear was he did not retract the statements or withdraw them. >> thanks very much for joining us there. >> the u.s. news agency apa says that israel carried out an air strike in syria close to the border with lebanon. >> the agency said the strike was on a convoy carrying sophisticated weaponry to the islamist militant group hezbollah. they also said the arms included russian missiles, which officials said could have been strategically game changing in the hands of hezbollah. >> staying in this area, international donors have pledged more than 1 billion euros for those displaced by the civil war in the country. united nations secretary general sai
as the secretary of the defense -- as secretary of defense. he has been criticized for opposing israel -- opposing strong action against iran. obama has also nominated john brennan to head the central intelligence agency. we cross over now live to washington. what more can you tell us about obama's pics? -- picks? >> john brennan is truly an insider. he has 25 years of counterintelligence experience. he has been a trusted advisor for the republicans and the democrats. he is very much trusted by obama. it is said that he only needed to raise his hand if he wanted the job, and, apparently, that is what he did. he he supported the so-called enhanced interrogation technique, most commonly known as waterboarding, back under the bush administration am a but that should not keep him from being nominated -- bush administration thomas but that should not keep him from being -- back under the bush administration. that should not keep him from being confirmed. he is a real vietnam veteran, chuck hagel. that is not what is controversial about him. he is a very outspoken politician. he was a republican senator
. many wonder if israel faces a deadlock after benjamin netanyahu lost so much ground to the left wing. while the israeli leader remains the country's political strongman, he knows he will have to engage. on wednesday, he gave his interpretation of the results. >> the public and israel wants me to continue to lead the country. it wants me to form a government that will lead three major changes -- a more equal sharing of the burden, affordable housing, and changes in the system of government. ben netanyahu now needs to work with the surprise winner of the election. the former tv journalist only founded his secular party last year. it is now the second strongest party. he wants his country to change course. >> israelis have said no to a policy of fear and hatred. they have said no to the division of israeli society into sections, tribes, or groups/interest. >> a total 12 parties have one seat in parliament -- have won seats in parliament, so there are alliance is possible. it may be some time before the formation of the next israeli parliament can be announced. >> polls have closed in ne
doors. hungary has been sanctioned for anti-semitic behavior by supporters at a friendly against israel last year. bulgaria was punished for racist fan behavior in a match against denmark. well, severe winter weather has caused travel chaos in turkey, and urologists say there is more snow in store for the country in the days to come. >> the city of istanbul has been blanketed with snow, and schools have been closed for the past two days. icy conditions on roads, and many residents opted for public transportation, making for some big crowds on the metro there. this is the second big snowfall in istanbul in the past two months. >> i remember the pictures from the last big dump of snow. not a single car had no chance, and not a single person seemed to be able to walk on ice and snow. a highlight reel of people slipping and sliding in istanbul. entertaining for me, but probably not a whole lot of fun for the people there in istanbul. >> talking about the pending pulp -- dependable public services when we come back. we will look at the statistics out for the eurozone unemployment situation -
israel's hebrew language, tim tried his hand at arabic. >> and then, from that, that's when i started getting very interested in pursuing languages solely as a hobby. >> tim had already been taking french and latin in school. but now he teaches himself. he has the ability to learn a new language with remarkable speed. >> i would say, honestly, i mean, depending on how difficult it is, if i really put my mind to it, maybe two to three weeks. >> just in case you missed that, tim just said he can learn a new language in... >> maybe two to three weeks. >> as i said, remarkable. so how does someone like tim find other polyglots to talk to? >> hey, tim. >> he skypes. it's helped him connect with polyglots all over the world. for example, richard lives in southeastern europe. >> he's helping me out with my german. i've been speaking to him in hebrew, which, actually, he knows pretty well, surprisingly, for the little amount of time he's put in. he's very talented. >> so, do talented people like tim have any advice for the rest of us? >> i think, really, it relates to constant, constant expos
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